He lacks the magisterial tone of Colm Tóibín or the florid and fertile imagination of Patrick McCabe.
There are Halo novels, miniseries, and reams of florid fan-fiction.
The florid brushwork of a Constable gets hypertrophied in Freud, into a kind of gross exaggeration of what unleashed paint can do.
"My complexion is florid—my face without a seam," quoth Jack.
His florid face paled a little and his bright Irish eyes did not blink.
The aunt turned out to be a placid woman with a low voice; the sister was too florid and loud for my fancy.
She gave me his address, and a florid account of her sufferings at his non-appearance.
"Muddy gasoline," nodded Millbank tersely—an iron-jawed, over-groomed man of forty, with a florid face shaved blue.
It was a florid testimonial to the virtues of their liniment.
He had a florid complexion at all times, something like salmon-colour.
1640s, "strikingly beautiful," from French floride "flourishing," from Latin floridus "flowery, in bloom," from flos "flower" (see flora). Sense of "ruddy" is first recorded 1640s. Meaning "profusely adorned, as with flowers," is from 1650s. Related: Floridly.
florid flor·id (flôr'ĭd)
Of a bright red or ruddy color. Used of certain skin lesions.